Meet Our Trainers

So who are you likely to meet when you come in for the best workout of your life? Well, you’ll certain get to know some of our dozens of regular clients. There really is a feeling of community that you will not find in any big-box gym. There’s always a friend to help push you on to the end of the WOD (Workout of the Day).

But we also have several trainers who will greet you, help show you the warmup, and each step of the WOD. They’ll also be on-hand to watch and correct proper and safe form during your workout. If you’d like to get to know a little more, keep reading below.

Coach Andy Hendel

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Owner & Head Trainer

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  • HQ Head Trainer
  • Level 2 Crossfit Trainer
  • 25 years of strength and condition experience
  • Level 1 track and field certified
  • 20 years of football coaching experience in college and high school
  • 1983 graduate of NC State University
  • Walk-on All-American for the Wolfpack
  • Played professionally for Jacksonville receiving All-Pro honors and special teams leading tackler/short yardage goal line specialist for the Miami Dolphins

I have been a part of many strength and conditioning programs over the years, but none have produced the results that Crossfit has in both myself and my clients. It is by far the best program for any goals you have established for yourself.

 

Jacob Burns

Jacob Burns

Jacob Burns

  • Started CrossFit: 2009
  • Certifications: CrossFit Level 1, 2010
  • Coached in his garage gym since 2010
  • Coached at CrossFit Charlotte since 2012

What I love about Crossfit:  The camaraderie, hands down.  The, walking into the gym and knowing that, no matter the fitness level of the person next to you, your both going through the same thing.  New people tend to ask, “does this get any easier?”.  My response is typically, it doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger and faster.

What I love about coaching:  When that light bulb goes off with an athlete.  When they nail a lift or a movement spot on.  When they hit a pr.  When they do something they didn’t think they could do and never imagined they would.  Also, since I typically do the first class of the day, it’s walking through that door and turning on those lights for that first class.  Being there to help people get through what could possibly be the most physically and mentally challenging thing they do all day.